Max is a corporate lawyer with US law firm Dorsey & Whitney. His practice includes M&A work, public company work and fundraising for a variety of clients in the UK and abroad. Max is married with three children and lives in London.
Jared has been Headteacher in inner city Battersea for nearly seven years. Currently he is Executive Headteacher in two schools; Sacred Heart RC Primary School and St Mary's Catholic Primary School. All his schools have been in areas of deprivation with large percentages of children who have English as a second language. Jared has two young children and in his spare time he enjoys sport and reading.
Ossie Gray - Chair of Trustees
Ossie is owner and director of Aquify, suppliers of water filtration systems to restaurants, corporates and homes. He was previously General Manager and Wine Buyer at The River Cafe where, with his mother Rose Gray, he set up Cooks in Schools, a charity advocating the raising of standards for school meals. Ossie has three children and lives in west London.
Frances is a senior lecturer in environmental management at the University of Hertfordshire. She has been involved in research on food and farming since 1992. Her recent research concerns educational visits to farms and forest schools. She founded Outdoor Learning Experiences, is involved in Countryside Classroom, a website supporting learning about food, farming and the countryside, and is also a trustee of Farms for City Children.
Mike served as HR Director for London’s award-winning Southbank Centre and Royal Opera House prior to joining Alexandra Rose Charity in 2007. A trained journalist and ex-member of the Senior Management Team at ITN, Mike is also a trustee of the Arts Educational Schools London.
After a career in primary schools in London, Liz retired as Head of Charles Dickens School in Southwark in 2006, having affected a complete transformation - a task that included taking over direct control of the school kitchens. In 2005 Liz was "The Pride of Britain' teacher of the year, in recognition of the huge improvement in the school's achievement and in school food. Liz is Chair of Directors at Farms for City Children and a trustee of Coin Street Community Builders.
Ben is Deputy Chief Executive at Sustain; the alliance for better food and farming. In 2015 he worked with Jamie Oliver’s team to set up of the Children’s Health Fund and get the government to adopt a sugary drinks tax. Ben is a founding member of the Sustainable Food Cities network and came up with the idea for the Capital Growth project, supported by the Mayor of London, to create 2,012 food growing spaces in London by 2012. He edited food magazine, The Jellied Eel, a runner up at the 2012 Guild of Food Writers awards.
Paul is an accountant who runs the London office of Nash Harvey LLP, a firm of Chartered Accountants who work as general practitioners in London and the south east. Paul has been assisting clients running and growing their businesses for almost 30 years. He is married with two children and has a keen interest in most food related matters.
Tracey Hilty - Clerk to the Trustees
Tracey has been Clerk to the Trustees since School Food Matters became a charity in 2010. In 2012 she joined the International Refugee Trust, a charity working to help improve the lives of refugees, internally displaced people and returnees around the world.